Laptop Hardware: Speakers, Motherboards & CPU

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Laptop Hardware: Speakers, Motherboards & CPU

Most laptops come with speakers built in to the motherboard; it’s an all-in-one appliance.  Speakers may blow out, get damaged or require some rewiring and may be multiple speakers rather than just one set.

The system board comes in all shapes and sizes and all are specific to the make, model even for one OEM.  Their layouts vary, they chipsets vary, and everything is unique and equally difficult to access because the compartment is so compact.

And since swapping out and replacing the motherboard is a last ditch effort to save the laptop, and it’s the most expensive repair to make on a laptop, serious consideration and comparison of all your options should be taken against the expense of replacing the laptop itself.

The CPU is subject to overheating particularly when the exhaust port is blocked or covered, say for example if we have the notebook on our lap and it gets hot, and we know the heat synch is working properly.

There are laptop cooling pads that are standalone devise or have a USB connection.  But regardless, they all function pretty much the same way in that they supplement the notebooks fan with additional fan cooling which draws the heat away by being placed underneath the laptop unit between the laptop and the surface its [normally] sits on.

ALWAYS POWER OFF AND REMOVE THE BATTERY before attempting any repair!

Again, all laptop Makes and Models repairs are determined by the OEM, research will help you assess whether or not components can be easily swapped out and repaired, can use universal replacement parts or must be purchased from the OEM to assure the correct fit.

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